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Powertrain NVH Specialist

Company: Lucid Motors
Location: San Jose
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:

Leading the future in luxury electric and mobility
At Lucid, we set out to introduce the most captivating, luxury electric vehicles that elevate the human experience and transcend the perceived limitations of space, performance, and intelligence. Vehicles that are intuitive, liberating, and designed for the future of mobility.
We plan to lead in this new era of luxury electric by returning to the fundamentals of great design – where every decision we make is in service of the individual and environment. Because when you are longer bound by convention, you are free to define your own experience.
Come work alongside some of the most accomplished minds in the industry. Beyond providing competitive salaries, we’re providing a community for innovators who want to make an immediate and significant impact. If you are driven to create a better, more sustainable future, then this is the right place for you.
Notice regarding COVID-19 Vaccination for positions located in Newark, California
At Lucid (the “Company”), we prioritize the health and wellbeing of our employees, families, and friends above all else. In response to the novel Coronavirus, and the increased transmissibility with recent variants, all Lucid Employees whose employment is based in Newark, current and future, must be fully vaccinated and provide proof thereof as a condition of continued or future employment with the Company.
Accommodations due to medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

We are currently seeking to add a Powertrain NVH Specialist to our staff. Candidates are expected to be knowledgeable in the area of powertrain NVH as well as vehicle NVH, with a focus in the area testing of powertrain systems to diagnose NVH issues such as structure-borne noise, airborne noise, mechanical clunk and other issues that might arise. They will need to have insight into the design and development of these systems as well – the role will not be just restricted to testing of powertrain systems. They are also expected to be strong self-starters, team collaborators, excellent problem solvers, and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

The Role:

  • Work with members of NVH team to set targets and establish powertrain test and analysis methodologies, both at the component level and the vehicle level.
  • Determine sources and root causes of structure borne, airborne noise, clunks and any other transients from Lucid powertrains
  • Work with powertrain design and build teams as well as other engineering teams (e.g., Chassis, Body) to review targets and guide design changes to benefit powertrain NVH performance. Must have ability to influence design based on test data, analysis data, engineering principles.
  • Perform sound source localization and transfer path analysis to quantify and rank contributions from rotating machinery components
  • Work with members of the team to create test plans to maximize knowledge with tight timelines and less resources than found at traditional OEMs.
  • Perform testing to asses and, if necessary, improve all manners of powertrain NVH performance, both at the vehicle and component level.
  • Deliver world-class NVH performance while balancing aggressive cost and mass targets.


  • Excellent communicator, collaborator, team player, and problem solver. 
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, thrive, and chart your own path in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of NVH principles. No exceptions.
  • Previous experience taking a vehicle from concept to production.
  • Familiarity with rotating machinery testing and evaluation methodologies including the use of dynos
  • Proficiency with standard NVH tools such as accelerometers, microphones, modal hammers, etc. Familiarity with LMS Test Lab a plus.
  • MS in Engineering with 6-8 years experience or PhD in Engineering with 3-5 years experience preferred.
At Lucid, we don’t just welcome diversity - we celebrate it! Lucid Motors is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.  We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, and any other characteristic protected under applicable State or Federal laws and regulations.
To all recruitment agencies: Lucid Motors does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Lucid Motors employees. Lucid Motors is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. 

Keywords: Lucid Motors, San Jose , Powertrain NVH Specialist, Other , San Jose, California

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